ERIC Number: ED340157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The EEN Triangle of Support: A Guide for Parents. Revised Edition. Bulletin No. 91124.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services.
This handbook for parents explains how Wisconsin schools must go about finding, evaluating, developing programs for, and placing children with exceptional educational needs (EEN). Various state and federal laws and regulations (e.g., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) are cited. The first section covers identification of EEN children, including Child Find, screening, and referral. The next sections look at evaluation of children by a multidisciplinary team, requirements of the Individualized Education Program, the placement process, and the hearing and appeal process. Procedures for filing complaints are detailed for EDGAR (Education Department General Administrative Regulations) complaints, OCR (Office for Civil Rights) complaints, and complaints under Wisconsin state statute 118.13. Specific rights of parents and children are then outlined. These include notice, consent, evaluation, independent educational evaluations, review of records, programming and placement, least restrictive environment, complaints, appeals and hearings, and surrogate parents. The document concludes with a resource list of 53 organizations in Wisconsin for parents of EEN children, and a glossary giving definitions of 58 relevant terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Parent Rights, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin